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What's driving you crazy: Work on Harrison Street

Posted at 8:24 AM, Oct 26, 2018

The Harrison Street widening project has been slowed because of weather and still has about a year of work left, leaving some residents wondering if the construction will ever be complete. 

"We're improving the flow of traffic and making what we feel is safer for kids too," Sarpy County Public Works Administrator Bill Herr said. "We're a little behind because of the weather we had earlier in September plus the snow." 

As developments continue to move more and more west, the project is necessary because two lanes could not handle the amount of traffic, officials say. 

Crews have been working on the intersection of 156th and Harrison for months, widening the roads, adding turn lanes and rebuilding part of the street between 144th and 156th. 

After phase one is complete, which should happen in mid-November, the intersection will be open through winter months. Then in February, a public meeting will be held to determine when the closure between 156th and 144th will take place. Once that is determined, work will begin on phases two and three.